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April 19, 2014 - 3:00 am

President Obama used his weekly address to extend Easter and Passover wishes, expounding upon the time of year with “great meaning.”

He noted the week’s Seder held at the White House, at which he and Michelle Obama “joined Jewish families around the world in their retellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression.”

“And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season,” the president added.

It’s not known if the first family will attend church, as it isn’t on the president’s weekend schedule. He spontaneously attended a service in October, but skipped church on Christmas.

“These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our responsibilities to God and, as God’s children, our responsibilities to one another,” Obama continued.

“For me, and for countless other Christians, Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal. We remember the grace of an awesome God, who loves us so deeply that He gave us his only Son, so that we might live through Him. We recall all that Jesus endured for us – the scorn of the crowds, the agony of the cross – all so that we might be forgiven our sins and granted everlasting life. And we recommit ourselves to following His example, to love and serve one another, particularly ‘the least of these’ among us, just as He loves every one of us.”

Obama called on Americans to join a “universal mission” this holiday.

“The common thread of humanity that connects us all – not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. To remember, I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. Whatever your faith, believer or nonbeliever, there’s no better time to rededicate ourselves to that universal mission,” he said. “For me, Easter is a story of hope – a belief in a better day to come, just around the bend.”

On Monday, the White House hosts the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, which under Obama has integrated the first lady’s Let’s Move! campaign. This year’s theme is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.” Most of the personalities appearing at the event are professional athletes; actor Jim Carrey will be reading stories to kids.

Republicans dedicated their weekly address to “Republican Enablers vs. Democrat Mandators.”

“Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina would allow federal dollars to follow a child with Down syndrome or another disability to the school the parents choose. Democrat mandators say, no—government knows best. Last year, Republican senators proposed legislation to give back to states control over whether teachers and schools are succeeding or failing. Democrat mandators proposed, in effect, a national school board,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).

“Health care provides the most glaring difference between Republican enablers and Democrat mandators. Too often, Obamacare cancels the policy you want to keep and tells you what policy to buy, even if it costs more and restricts your choices of doctors and hospitals… Republicans want to enable and empower you. We want to be the iPhone party. We believe government ought to be a platform that gives you opportunity and freedom to create a happier, more prosperous, and safer life.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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No, I am not my brother's keeper. The bible in no way implies that I am my brother's keeper.

The message of God is always two dimensional. We love our neighbors as ourselves. But we don't enable people. Those who can do for themselves, should. We can fill in the gaps for those in our lives that God places in front of us.

But for those who choose to do nothing, we are not expected to help them. There is no greater motivator to go find your own food than to feel the pains of hunger.

For those who can't do for themselves through some physical or mental disability, yes we give to them - willingly and freely.

But what the Bible does NOT teach is that some 3rd party - the gov't - has a right to take from one to give to another. They do not have the right to make that choice. There is no biblical doctrine anywhere to be found that supports that thought.

We have no social contract, no global gov't obligation. God promises to provide for all. If you are struggling, maybe it's time you turn your worship to Him and take it off the Gov't.
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The Universal Mission, One World Socialism...with totalitarian iron fist commands.

Obama doesn't go to church, he skips God's briefings and tells Him to email The Message to his IPad.

As for examining our commitment to The Truth during this week, so far it appears that anyone who tries that with this administration gets an immediate IRS audit.

Yes, the Seder meal represents the bitter tears and the plagues upon the Pharoah ...which culminated in one request of the tyrant. "Tyrant....let my people go".

This week is about freedom from tyranny. It is about being saved from oppressive non-believers. It is about binding together to overcome evil. Obama should fear this week more than any other. This is the week when the State loses all the power over Judeo-Christian faithful.
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"The common thread of humanity that connects us all – not just Christians and Jews, but Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs – is our shared commitment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves."

How many Christians, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs kidnapped 200 girls from their school this week, FCMABBHO?

How many Christians, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs gathered to plot the destruction of America and Christianity? "We must eliminate the cross. ... The bearer of the cross is America!"*

I'm sick and tired of this Muslim-appeasing equivocator and his attempts to convince us that Islam is a religion of peace. AQIM and AQAP have strengthened and surged under his watch.

* http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/world/al-qaeda-meeting-video/

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Obama's Easter sermon? I wasn't aware that he was ordained to deliver sermons... maybe there was something I missed. Perhaps he misspoke and meant "universal missionary position" which would be more emblematic of what he and his cronies are doing to the country. I'd favor something less suggestive of the act being consensual though... with the American public stripped nude, furnished with a ball gaga, and securely tied to all four bedposts while the executive masochist Obama straps on the "Obamacare" and prepares to have his way. That would be something he seems uniquely qualified to deliver.

I can't get past that some of us actually helped to create and enable this- having bought the whole fairy tale- ushering in someone claiming to be something he wasn't- ultimately he may prove to be little more than a puppet who fibs. That brings to mind a certain Disney marionette. It's not a stretch to see Obama as being nothing more than the creation of a would-be puppeteer- a la Geppetto. To represent brainwashed voters, I present to you the young niece of Geppetto who has become bored with her own Steely Dan (NOT the band) straddles Baracchio's wooden head- looking for some hope and change and beseeches that he deliver one of his trademark canards and awaits the resulting rhinogenesis...
"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"
OooOOOoooohhhhhh....!

Careful Baracchio- at that rate you could do some serious damage and I doubt that her Obamacare necessarily covers that- unless there's an unborn baby therein.
35 weeks ago
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I find Obama's address to be very inspiring. It's such a darn shame he doesn't believe a word of it.
35 weeks ago
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his ramblings remind me of the warnings about 'false prophets'. what's next, skydiving in on the 4th of July dressed as uncle sugar, throwing free taxpayer $$ out to all his lecherous congregation? he changes color faster than any chameleon I've ever seen. no wonder he was picked for this mission to destroy of our country. a patsy for all seasons.

what's with the mooch? I thought she had a date w/ another extravagant vacation on our dime, again. I saw where her expense total now is over $150 million tax $$ for showing her closest thousand friends a good time on yet another expense paid luxury vacation. yep, real amerikan patriot that one, not.

already over 1200 signatures from school children not wanting her at their graduation? could you blame them? probably heard that they will be ones paying back most of the $$ these clowns are flushing down the drain. maybe the sheep are waking up, finally. 'bout time!
35 weeks ago
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Ah, collective salvation ... no one is saved unless we're all saved, and God help you if you don't want to be saved because we're coming to "save" you!
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“For me, Easter is a story of hope – a belief in a better day to come, just around the bend.”

For me, it's not a "story," but a celebration and commemoration of Christ's resurrection and His promise of everlasting life.
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Universal mission? Does this psycho now think he is Emperor Ming? Or the 12th Imam?
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No, I am not my brother's keeper. The bible in no way implies that I am my brother's keeper.

The message of God is always two dimensional. We love our neighbors as ourselves. But we don't enable people. Those who can do for themselves, should. We can fill in the gaps for those in our lives that God places in front of us.

But for those who choose to do nothing, we are not expected to help them. There is no greater motivator to go find your own food than to feel the pains of hunger.

For those who can't do for themselves through some physical or mental disability, yes we give to them - willingly and freely.

But what the Bible does NOT teach is that some 3rd party - the gov't - has a right to take from one to give to another. They do not have the right to make that choice. There is no biblical doctrine anywhere to be found that supports that thought.

We have no social contract, no global gov't obligation. God promises to provide for all. If you are struggling, maybe it's time you turn your worship to Him and take it off the Gov't.
35 weeks ago
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The same scriptures that tell us to help the helpless, the orphans and widows also tell us that whoever will not work will not eat. We are happy to help those who from no fault of their own need help as well as helping those who have made stupid mistakes. We are not nearly so generous to freeloaders, layabouts and moochers.
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Actually, I don't mind this sorry attempt at bureaucratic reverence that much, since I (like all other rational people) know that everything Obama says is a lie. Thus, he will not be spending Easter celebrating the resurrection with the rest of Christian humanity. He will be golfing. And that thing about the muslims being committed to loving our neighbors? Obviously, the opposite is the truth. Oh, and that "brother's keeper" meme? Don't forget it was first popularized by Cain. In an attempt to cover up his murder of his brother.
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He lost me when he celebrated Ramadan with the followers of the false prophet Mohammed.
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Churches - still allowed, if, and only if they follow the government line. Gee thanks Barry.
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